Free Essay

Museu

In: English and Literature

Submitted By kcurtis21
Words 789
Pages 4
The Predynastic Period in Egypt was broken up into 6 different cultures. The Bardarian people of the Bardarian culture lived in Upper Egypt and they were semi-nomadic people. They buried their dead on the outskirts of their small settlements and also conducted ceremonial burials. The deceased were sometimes buried with finely crafted jewelry, cloth, fur and the usually included a crafted figurine of a female fertility idol.
Female Figure is a Predynastic Egyptian sculpture from 3600-3200 B.C. made of ivory. The color of this sculpture is gray and it is held up by a platform and wire. It looks as if the figure is standing on its own. The figure has very few lines and looks very smooth. Although this sculpture is a female, she is not wearing clothes. You can tell that she is not wearing clothes because you can see what appears to be a belly button in the abdominal region and very small abnormal breasts, the body also has small curves. The figure was also sculpted with no arms, legs, ears or a mouth. The eyes are very big and close together. The limited use of color and the use of ivory to sculpt this figure shows the lack of resources during this time. Survival of the fittest was what the people in during this period focused on and also reproduction, hence the female figure of fertility. The figure being only sculpted of the just the body was probably important during this time. They didn’t care about women being beautiful but about their bodies and the wellbeing of them because reproducing was important.
In 2001, the Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala was created by Deprung Loseling Monks of Kamataka, South India. A mandala is made of concentric circles and squares representing the symbolic home of a deity. It is very rare to find a preserved sand mandala. They are used as tools for meditation and aid in spiritual development. A sand mandala is only intended to last a couple of days but this particular mandala was preserved with permission by His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama. Usually, the mandala is ritually dismantled because the ultimate function is to represent impermanence. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama decided to preserve his mandala as a gesture to promote peace and harmony (San Antonio Museum of Art). The Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala is made of many different shapes, overall forming a big circle and also has various different vibrant colors that are equivalent to the colors of a rainbow. Its medium is made of thousands of pigmented marble sand grains. None of the pieces are glued down. Each shape used forms a picture, which is believed to have some importance to His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama and the Dalai Lamas before him. I believe that this art work shows the patience, hard work and dedication of this culture. They took their time on something that was very important in their culture that had important meaning. Viewing these pieces in the museum affects its appreciation greatly, the Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala more so than the Female Figure though. The Female Figure is a very simple piece that I believe you don’t necessarily need to see in a museum. The figure is very small and dull due to the lack of color. The only thing the viewer cannot fully appreciate about this piece is being able to see all the way around it. The viewer also cannot fully appreciate the intricate details to the face because you wouldn’t be able to see it up close being that it is small. On the other hand, there are many things about the Tibetan Medicine that the viewer cannot fully appreciate without seeing it in a museum. The first thing is the size, this mandala was very big in person. Being able to walk around the whole thing and look at it from multiple angles and see each different part made me have a great appreciation of the piece. The way the light was fixed on the mandala, some of the grains had a sparkle effect, this is something you would have to be in the museum to view. The colors were so vibrant due to the lighting which is why the piece caught my eye in the first place. I believe that viewing any piece of art in a museum makes the viewer have a greater appreciation of that piece, though some may have a greater appreciation than others.

Works Cited
Drepung Loseling Monks of South India. "Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala". Created: 2001.
San Antonio Museum of Art. Art descriptions of "Tibetan Medicine Buddha Mandala". Read in: November 2015.
“Female Figure”. Egyptian, Predynastic Period. Created: 3600-3200 B.C.

Similar Documents

Free Essay

Brasil Italia

...DOCUMENTO PROVISÓRIO                              Atualização 13 de setembro de 2011          Momento Itália – Brasil           Centenas de eventos em todo o País                                                  Outubro 2011 – Junho 2012 ARQUITETURA & DESIGN  ARTE & CULTURA  CIÊNCIA & TECNOLOGIA  CINEMA   EMPRESAS & ECONOMIA   ENOGASTRONOMIA  ESPORTE  FESTAS & FEIRAS  MODA   MÚSICA  OS ITALIANOS NO BRASIL TEATRO & DANÇA  Marca registrada. Todos os direitos reservados. A permissão de uso desta logomarca depende de autorização prévia e escrita de  seus autores. DOCUMENTO PROVISORIO                  DOCUMENTO PROVISÓRIO                           Atualização 13 de setembro de 2011                                                            Índice • Declaração conjunta Brasil‐Itália                                                                  3  • Calendário provisório dos principais eventos                                          4  • Eventos previstos divididos por setor                                                        9  Preliminares                                                                                              9  Arte Luz                                                                                                    10  Arquitetura & Design                                                                            11 ......

Words: 11770 - Pages: 48

Free Essay

Fernando Calatrava's Ciudad de Las Artes Y Sciencias

...Santiago Calatrava’s Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias Santiago Calatrava’s Ciudad de las Artes y Las Ciencias Mrs. Crowley 12/06/12 Mrs. Crowley 12/06/12 Fernando Praza A study of Santiago Calatrava’s Ciudade de las Artes y Las Ciencias including in depth looks at El Palau de les Artes Reina Sofia, L’Hemsiferic, El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, L’Agora, and L’Umbracle. Fernando Praza A study of Santiago Calatrava’s Ciudade de las Artes y Las Ciencias including in depth looks at El Palau de les Artes Reina Sofia, L’Hemsiferic, El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe, L’Agora, and L’Umbracle. Table of Contents Introduction……………………………………………………………..……………..3 El Palau de les Artes Reina Sofia…………………………………….……….………4 L’Hemsiferic………………………………………………………..…………………8 El Museu de les Ciencies Principe Felipe…………………………………….….…..10 L’Agora……………………………………………………………………….….…..13 L’Umbracle……………………………………………………………………..……16 Conclusion………………………………………………………………..…………..17 Figures………………………………………………..………………………………19 Sources………………………………………………………………………………..28 Throughout history, there have been many examples of architecture, and each culture has added different elements to the progression of architecture. From Stonehenge to Falling Water, architecture has grown and evolved with the changing cultures, climates, and eras. Architecture has progressed from a basic need for shelter, to an art form all unto itself. One of the most prominent......

Words: 5258 - Pages: 22

Free Essay

Asdfghjkl;

...¡Barcelona! • Los museos: o Museum d' Història de Catalunya o Barcelona Centre of Contemporary Culture (CCCB) o Museu Futbol Club Barcelona -President Nunez, Camp Nou o La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudí o Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia o Picasso Museum • Las playas: o Barceloneta o Nova Icaria beach o Mar Bella Beach o Sant Sebastiá o La Mar Bella o Playa del Bogatell o Playa del Paseo Marítimo or Llevant o La Nova Mar Bella o La Nova Icária o La Barceloneta • Golf Clubs: o Sant Vicenc de Montalt Golf Club o Real Club de Golf El Prat o Masia Bach Golf Club o Sitges Terramar Golf Club o Vallromanes Golf Club o St Cugat Golf Club o Llavaneres Golf Club • Markets: o Boqueria Market o Mercat de la Concepcio o Mercat de Sant Antoni o Mercat Del Encants o Mercat del Ninot o Mercat Gotic o Mercat Santa Caterina • Bars and cafes: o Gimlet o Mirablau o Marmalade o Miramelindo o Bar Marsella o Cafe d'Estiu o Fonfone Barcelona o Bar Sant Pau 68 o......

Words: 259 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Cracóvia

...Estes são os 10 lugares que não deves deixar de visitar durante um fim de semana em Cracóvia: 1. O Casco Antigo de Cracóvia foi declarado Património da Humanidade pela UNESCO. A Segunda Guerra Mundial não produziu graves danos no conjunto histórico de Cracóvia, razão pela qual as suas ruas e praças parecem ancoradas no tempo. Stare Miasto é a zona mais visitada de Cracóvia e se extende em torno à ampla Rynek Glówny, a Praça Maior, lugar de encontro de visitantes e locais. 2. Cracóvia durante a Idade Média foi um importante centro comercial. Como vestígio daquela época fica a Tira de Panos ou Sukiennice, um edifício gótico de ladrilho do século XVI. A planta alta é hoje a Galeria de Pinturas Polacas do século XIX, uma das seis secções do Museu...

Words: 2342 - Pages: 10

Free Essay

Barcelona

...Barcelona the city of my dream Barcelona is the city of my dreams and I hope to have the opportunity to visit this it. This city is best place for tourism because of its monument, climate and soccer. First and foremost, Barcelona can be described as an ancient city in Spain, rich in civilization. There are lots of memorials in its museum, covering the most of the historic events. You can enjoy its monuments too. Barcelona has been well-known by its historic buildings. There are lots of eye-catching structures visible throughout the city. Many famous architects have displayed their abilities by developing amazing buildings and make it be one of the most interesting cities for tourism interested in monuments like me. Second, Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild- cool winter and warm summer suitable for sunbathing. It has several beaches around the city. Snowfalls are not prevalent in the city but those are common on the outskirts of the city. its humid weather is so pleasant and often producing no rain. It is a sunny city and suitable for me to travel. Last but not least, Barcelona has a long sporting tradition specially soccer. FC Barcelona is a sport club best known worldwide for its soccer team and I am one of its dedicated fans. Messi, who is chosen as the best soccer player in the world, is playing in this team. "camp nou" is FC Barcelona stadium and lots of matches will be held in there every year. Being in "camp nou" and......

Words: 4595 - Pages: 19

Free Essay

'La Tierra' de áNgeles Santos

...La Vanguardia ofrece a partir de hoy a sus lectores una serie sobre obras poco conocidas de los museos catalanes. Se trata de joyasescondidas en centros de arte pequeños o excéntricos por diversas razones, ya sea que sus autores son anónimos o poco reconocidos–a veces injustamente–, o simplemente son obras que no han gozado del favor del público... hasta ahora. Una de las joyas del museo del Prado de Madrid es sin duda El jardín de las delicias de El Bosco, considerada una obra surrealista avant la lettre. Tal como descubrió el historiador del arte Joaquín Yarza, Salvador Dalí se inspiró en un fragmento de este cuadro para el rostro de El gran masturbador (1929) que siempre se había considerado que surgió de la silueta de una roca del Cap de Creus (observación que tampoco queda invalidada). Y el crítico de arte Josep Casamartina considera que este mismo cuadro de El Bosco influyó en Ángeles Santos Torroella y "está presente" en La Tierra, óleo de 1929 (y en menor grado en El mundo, su obra más conocida). Es decir que en el mismo año dos artistas nacidos en el Empordà, Dalí en Figueres (1904) y Ángeles Santos en Portbou (1911), se adentran en el surrealismo y crean unas obras, que serán de las más representativas de su carrera, bajo el mismo influjo. Han aprovechado sus estancias puntuales en Madrid para impregnarse de los grandes maestros y se han ensimismado ante el mismo cuadro. Sin saberlo, porque no consta que se conociesen pese a la proximidad de sus orígenes. La Tierra,...

Words: 1230 - Pages: 5

Free Essay

Ola, Adeus, Ola

...Agrupamento de escolas manuel gomes de almeida | Virgem com O Menino e São João Batista Criança | Sandro Botticelli | Localização: Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) Técnica usada: Têmpera sobre madeira Sandro Botticelli (Florença, 1445-1510) - foi um pintor italiano da Escola Florentina no começo do Renascimento. As suas pinturas são marcadas por um forte realismo, movimentos suaves e cores vivas, foi influenciado por artistas importantes, como Fra Filippinno e noção de tridimensionalidade (querida na época) dos elementos que a ela se sobrepõem. As cores contidas, pouco saturadas, a elegância e seriedade das feições, o movimento dos tecidos das vestes, são os outros elementos que integram esta obra no período do Renascimento. A função desta pintura, tal como de todas as outras com o mesmo tema, era criar um ambiente pedagógico, um convite à contemplação e a criação de uma atmosfera propícia dos fiéis ao Divino. o tema, as personagens e os elementos presentes na representação O tema da obra não se destaca pela originalidade. A representação da Virgem sentada em primeiro plano com o Menino no seu colo é um dos temas mais comuns do Quattrocento Florentino. A composição formal do quadro é organizada de acordo com uma divisão sistemática dos seus elementos com o objetivo de alcançar a proporção das partes e a harmonia das mesmas com o todo. O quadro é centralizado na expressão serena de Maria, na disposição equilibrada das suas personagens e no cruzamento...

Words: 266 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Spain

...es/baloncesto-eeuu-unico-puede-espana/) Tenis – Top 10 ATP Fernando Verdasco Rafael Nadal David Ferrer Formula 1 Fernando Alonso Comida •  Mercado La Boqueria en Barcelona Comida •  Marisco y pescado Comida •  Paella y Arroz Comida •  Tortilla Comida •  Jamón Playas Playas Fiestas - Semana Santa Fiestas - San Fermin Fiestas - Fallas de Valencia Fiestas - Hogueras de San Juan Fiestas - Tomatina Fiestas - Moros y Cristianos Fiestas- Los toros Musica y Danza •  Flamenco Arte y Arquitectura •  Madrid – La capital Arte y Arquitectura •  Gaudí y Barcelona Arte y Arquitectura •  Sevilla Arte y Arquitectura •  Valencia y el moderno Arte y Arquitectura •  Picasso en el Museu Reina Sofia •...

Words: 264 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Assaig: oríGens de La Impremta Arran D’una Exposició Visitada

...Treball opcional                                                                                               Rebecca Dixon  CATALÀ  Assaig: Orígens de la impremta arran d’una exposició visitada      Puix que hem arribat tan lluny com espècie, rarament ens aturem a pensar en com és que  ens hem distanciat, què és quelcom que realment ens separa de la resta d’animals. Una de  les idees més comunes al respecte és la que parla sobre la nostra capacitat superior de  raonament i expressió. Tot i no estar en contra de la teoria, crec que ha de tractar­se d’altra  cosa, ja que, no som els únics capaços d’expressar­nos complexament o inclòs de raonar.  Les tecnologies que hem creat, en canvi, sí que ens ofereixen una visió del nostre potencial  poc comú. Una d’aquestes tecnologies és la impremta, l'essencial tècnica de reproduir  textos escrits i dibuixos sobre paper o altres materials, que ens permet compartir i expressar  aquests coneixements i raonaments, permetent així que hom que en llegeixi els productes  no hagi de formar conceptes tan sols amb les seves pròpies experiències.    Un dels camps on els homes lluitem més per marcar territori és el de la comunicació, cada  vegada és més vital i reconegut aquest acte, del qual la impremta sempre n’ha sigut gran  actiu, divulgant informació a l’engròs de tota mena i en formats heterogenis. S’aproxima que  la impremta es va inventar cap al 1440 per Johannes Gutenberg, el seu sistema consistia en  el que s’anomen...

Words: 496 - Pages: 2

Free Essay

Art Patron

...Mini Paper Analysis: Patron Webquest Sean Lall January 15, 2016 History plays an essential role in the shaping and transformation in our everyday lives. It tells about one’s existence, or helps in tracing back to past events to lead to be. A comparable example would be of an individual trying to trace back to his/her great grandparents generations ago, to their existence today. In the art culture, that exact principle is followed, and is led by patrons who then paved the way to the ever transforming landscape. A patron is a person who supports with money or gifts. Prior to the modern era of artists, a patron is said to be someone who usually entered into a contract with someone for a specific service or product that he/she would like. On the other hand, patronage is associated with the act of giving approval, support or endorsement towards a cause or event. Two patrons that I have identified are Pablo Picaso and Jeff Koons. Pablo Picaso (25 October, 1881 – 8 April, 1973) is recognized as one of the most influential and recognized figures of the 20th century due to his contributions to art. He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, and stage designer to name a few. Born in Spain, he studied from his father who was also an artist, professor at the school of fine arts, and curator for the museum in Malaga. Pablo had moved to Paris in 1901, where he practiced new styles and experiment with a variety of art forms. Through this period is where he......

Words: 787 - Pages: 4

Free Essay

A Primeira Republica

...1. A Primeira República 1.1 Contexto histórico O ano de 2010 comemora o centenário da implantação da República de 5 de Outubro de 1910. Trata-se de uma data muito relevante que mudou o rumo da história portuguesa. No final do século XIX, Portugal continuava a ser um país predominantemente agrícola. A industrialização só se dera em sectores muito limitados e as fábricas situavam-se apenas nas grandes cidades. A balança comercial portuguesa era, em geral, deficitária, pois continuava a importar-se mais do que exportava. Além disso, como tinha sido necessário recorrer a empréstimos no estrangeiro para grandes obras, o Estado não dispunha, muitas vezes, de meios para pagar os juros desses empréstimos, apesar do aumento dos impostos. Alguns bancos foram à falência e muitas pequenas e médias empresas atravessaram sérias dificuldades, o que agravou o descontentamento de largos sectores da burguesia. O descontentamento era ainda maior entre os operários. Além de permanentemente ameaçados pelo desemprego, viviam, em geral, em condições bastante deficientes, com salários muito baixos e horários de trabalho pesadíssimos. Politicamente, Portugal foi, de 1834 até 1910, uma monarquia constitucional. Os dois principais partidos monárquicos – O Partido Regenerador e o Partido Progressista – alternavam no poder, de acordo com a maioria obtida nas eleições. Cerca de 1870 foi fundado o Partido Republicano que aproveitando a liberdade de imprensa passou a desenvolver uma campanha contra......

Words: 1803 - Pages: 8

Free Essay

Women & Franco

...5. Why did the Franco regime seek to reverse gains made by Spanish women in the early twentieth century? Indisputably, General F. Franco’s dictatorship in a “Nationalist Spain” truncated both social and political progress made by women throughout the period of the early 1900s. In order to discuss the crucial motives for the totalitarian regime’s reversal of such developments, a brief historical background of European stances on the roles of women must firstly be examined. As established by H. Graham, attempts at preserving socio-cultural conservatism to uphold political ideologies during this era were geared primarily towards the reiteration of traditional gender roles in society. The influence of existent policies in a Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany at this time were, undoubtedly, of great influence on Franco’s regime. Earlier legislation enforcing this conservative perspective in Spain confirms such views, in that under these laws women could only conduct certain economic affairs, make purchases and sign contracts under supervision of a dominant husband - “el permiso marital” being required. This concept of subordination to men permeated Spanish society, restricting women to lives of exclusive domesticity. As ‘queen of the home’, the majority of middle and lower class women were uneducated illiterates, generally ignorant and uninvolved in political affairs and indoctrinated by traditions of Catholicism supremacy. However, several feminist organisations formed in the......

Words: 2547 - Pages: 11

Free Essay

Near Field Communication

...D I S P O S I T I VO S E T E R M I N A I S JUNHO/2013 NFC CADA VEZ MAIS A SIGLA ‘NFC’ ESTÁ SENDO FALADA.. VAMOS APRENDER MAIS SOBRE ELA? Introdução sobre o NFC O NFC (Near Field Communication) ou numa tradução livre, Comunicação entre Áreas Próximas, é uma tendência irreversível, que vem ganhando cada vez mais força em todo o mundo. No Brasil, essa tecnologia já está disponível, principalmente, para o uso como ferramenta de marketing e de acesso a informações. Ao aproximar o celular NFC de um cartaz ou display dotado de etiqueta (tag) também NFC, o usuário pode receber na tela do aparelho informações sobre um evento, um produto à venda em uma loja, descontos promocionais ou até mesmo sobre as obras de arte de um museu, por exemplo. NFC COMO SUA CARTEIRA NFC COMO CONTROLE DE ACESSO ETIQUETA NFC O que é o NFC? É uma tecnologia criada para permitir a comunicação entre dois dispositivos, não mais do que isso. O princípio é simples: um deles faz o papel de Initiator (respondendo pela tarefa de iniciar a comunicação e controlar a troca de informações), e o outro faz o papel de Target (devendo responder às solicitações do Initiator). Leitura e g ravação: tendo como base a comunicação passiva, permite leitura ou alteração de dados existentes em um dispositivo NFC, como um receptor que desconta créditos registrados em um cartão de viagens; Peer-to-peer: é um modo para troca biredicional de informações entre os dois dispositivos, ou seja, cada A c o......

Words: 2636 - Pages: 11

Premium Essay

Dali

...Salvador Dali had an improbable outlook on artistic creations and an amazing ability to create magnificent portraits. He began painting while in school, and much of his work was admired by his fellow students and teachers. It would be in 1931 when Dali would create one of his most memorable pieces of work to date –the Persistence of Memory. Dali, also created arts such as Metamorphosis of Narcissus in 1937 and The Elephants in 1948. The Metamorphosis of Narcissus retells the story of the tragic fate of Narcissus and Echo. Elephants on the other hand were specially selected animals which Dali used to contrast the difference between weight and structure, with the elephants carrying huge weight on their backs on top of brittle legs which were vastly elongated in order to substantially distort reality and strengthen the symbolism in his painting. Although Dali was a great artist, it was his unusual way of thinking and deep concern for dreams that gained him the most notoriety. Salvador Dali was born in 1904 in Figueres, Spain. In 1921, his mother passed away, and drew Dali closer to the arts. At first influenced by futurism, in 1924 Dalí came under the influence of the Italian painter de Chirico while in art school in Spain and by 1929 he had become a leader of Surrealism. His precisely realistic style enhances the obsessively nightmarish effect of many of his paintings. Among his best-known works is Persistence of Memory with its strangely melting clocks. In 1940 Dalí......

Words: 1347 - Pages: 6

Premium Essay

Creativity in Print

...print ads – which was fine until they were accused of plagiarism and then had to pull them, after the companies involved weren’t too happy about their logos being associated with litterbugs. However, the print ad successfully managed to use various elements of other brands to spread awareness of littering. This ad also follows the 40-40-20 rule. 2. Oreo Oreo puts out a really simple advertisement that incorporates the perceived taste of consuming an Oreo. The advertisement uses light color tones and a central positioning to highlight the role of milk in Oreo and how it is a part of the process of consuming or eating an Oreo biscuit. It manages to creatively invoke the taste of Oreo. This ad also follows the 40-40-20 rule. 3. Sebo Museu Do Livro Movies always manage to miss the important bits out. The advertisement aims to address every avid book lover who gets a little tense when a movie adaptation is made of one of their favourite books. Characters, plots and environments are often tampered with - and this brilliant print ad from Brazilian advertising agency RockerHeads perfectly captured this sense of dread with their tagline: 'A big part of the story is lost when it becomes a movie'. This ad also follows the 40-40-20 rule. 4. Whiskas Whiskas manages to use humor while reflecting the nutritional value of its product in this print advertisement. Feeding your cats instincts shows how the product provides the cat with the nourishment...

Words: 1167 - Pages: 5